Olive Lodge is a property of true distinction combining luxurious accommodation coupled with the highest standard of build quality
*Open View: Saturday October 27th 11-12pm*
Commissioned and designed by ODKM Architects to an exceptionally high specification and finish, it needs to be viewed to be appreciated.
Set over 4 floors, all solid concrete including stairs, architraves and skirtings flush with walls and a central vacuum point on every floor. This contemporary house offers generous accommodation of approx. 398 sq m / 4,284 sq ft. It is superbly located in an exclusive and desirable location of Woodside Drive, Dublin 14.
Olive Lodge sits proudly behind galvanized steel electronic gates with a cobble locked forecourt, landscaped flower and shrubbery beds and assess on both sides to the rear garden. Built in 2016, the front façade has been elegantly designed with wonderful proportions using a soft coloured redbrick which is framed by granite surround and window sills.
The owners brief was to create a home that was to a Passive Standard. This meant wrapping the entire house with 240 mm insulation, including laid under the foundations. All the windows and glass doors are 'security by design' triple glazed aluclad made by Velfac. The heating is managed by an economic highly efficient Air to Water Heat Pump system, which heats the house by extracting energy from the outside air. This system typically costs 50% to 60% less than traditional fossil fuel systems coupled with having a very low carbon foot print.
The most enjoyable part of the house is the sense of space which has been created by the high
ceilings and plentiful light pouring in. The simplicity of the layout creates versified space where reception areas work together for both entertaining purposes and for everyday living.
Every space has been given a practical use including the basement which is used in both a functional and fun manner. One could call the laundry room a luxury given its great size, while on the other hand it is most certainly a luxury to have a private cinema room, home gym and a sizable game or play room and wine cellar. The rear garden features a long patio area which leads directly onto the lawn. This is a fine space to enjoy the morning sun and offers an incoming purchaser the opportunity to create their own garden.
Olive Lodge, Woodside Drive is in an excellent location, on the most exclusive road in Rathfarnham, literally on the corner of Rathgar, Terenure and Churchtown. There is an abundance of amenities at the door step, including the Badger Glen Park, Dodder Park, Bushy Park and the Dodder River Walk. The keen golfer could not be better placed with the Castle Golf Club located on the same road. Dundrum Shopping Centre is 3.5 km in distance, while the City Centre is 6.4 km with regular buses from the bus stop on Breamer Road and Rathfarnham Road. There are a choice of schools including High School, Wesley College, Alexandra College, Sandford Park College, Gonzaga College, Terenure College amongst others. The location in Rathfarnham is ideal for quick access into the city as well as to the M50 motorway links and the Dublin Mountains.
Buses: No. 14, a number of no. 15 buses and no. 16 bus are all approx. 8 min walk from Woodside Drive. No. 16 goes to Airport, stops at Dublin City University on it's way.
This superb residence would make an ideal home for anyone looking for a classically designed home located close to the heart of Dublin.
Entrance Hall Oversized solid wood doors, dark oak parquet floor, silent gliss curtain rail, strip lighting at floor and wall level
Guest WC Off the hall is found the Guest WC which has feature strip lighting both within the mirror and surroundings, the walls and floor are tiled with Calacatta porcelain tiles and this is continued in the wash hand basin surround and with aluminium heated towel rail
Boot Room The Boot Room, which also doubles as a COMM's room offers great storage space. The floor is tiled and there are a range of built-in storage cupboards both for everyday use and also containing the internet / TV / CCTV systems. One of the two heat recovery ventilation units is concealed in the ceiling
Sitting Room The sitting room also boasts the dark oak parquet floor, double sided wood burner stove (shared with the living area), with vents to extract cold air and let out hot air, large bright triple glazed windows flood light into the room. A concealed door leads into the kitchen / living / dining room
Open Plan Kitchen, Dining and Living Room To the back of the house is the impressively bright and spacious kitchen / living room. This room is framed by its view over the private rear south east facing garden. The kitchen area has built-in units at floor and eye level and a marble effect quartz counter top. Integrated appliances include the double Siemens oven (one is a Combi oven), double fridge and Siemens dishwasher. The large island also features a marble effect Quartz counter top with an integrated 'Siemens' multizone induction hob complemented by a 'Faber' downdraft extractor which is built into the counter top, meaning the extractor is cleverly concealed when not in use leaving an unobstructed space on the island
A wall of 'Velfac' windows flood light into the room and double 'tilt and slide' doors lead directly onto the sheltered patio. There is a second glass door from the kitchen area into the garden. The room offers ample space to enjoy dining and living with the living area focused on the dual wood burner. As with the entire home there is great attention to detail including strategically placed LED spotlights and integrated blue tooth speakers. There are 2 central vacuum points
Utility The clean lines of the kitchen are continued into the utility room which has built-in storage units, integrated frost free freezer, Quartz counter top and back splash and the side door
Laundry Room With tiled floor, plumbed for 2 washing machines and dryer, sink, built-in storage. This room also houses the Joule hot water tank for the heat pump system, the 'Samsung' heat pump for the water and the radiators and the 'Husky' Central Vac system. Off the laundry room are two further store rooms one of which has the water tank and pump, especially tucked away to ensure no unwanted noise travels to the living space
Guest WC Calacatta porcelain tiles on the floor and walls, WC, wash hand basin, aluminium heated towel rail
Cinema Room Laid out with carpeted floor, a raised platform for armchairs and strategically placed high electrical socket
Gym Laid out with carpeted floor, mirrored walls, TV socket
Games / Play Room A spacious room with natural light from high windows, this room will suit several uses. Currently used as a playroom with large coloured spotlights, a wall mural and timber floor. Central vacuum point
Wine Cellar Handmade solid oak wine racks and drawers together with glass storage racks
Main Bedroom Suite Situated at the back of the house the master suite comprises a large bedroom, walk-in wardrobe and spacious en suite shower room. In all there are 11 double wardrobes with a mix of hanging space, pull out drawers and shoe racks. The en suite has Calacatta porcelain tiles on the floor and walls, walk-in double shower, double wash hand basins with storage below and mirrored wall storage units above, WC, aluminium heated towel rail and underfloor heating
Bedroom 2 Double room with 3 ½ double wardrobes and built-in desk and shelving
Bedroom 3 Double room with 4 double wardrobes and shelving
Bedroom 4 Double room with 3 double wardrobes
Family Bathroom Designed as a wet room. Calacatta porcelain wall and floor tiles, standalone bath, walk-in shower with dual function waterfall and rainfall water settings, WC, wash hand basin with storage and mirrored wall cupboards, aluminium heated towel rail and under floor heating
Study / Office With built-in desk
Shoe Room Open storage, electric power points, access to attics eves
Shower Room Tiled floor and part timber panelled walls, wash hand basin, walk-in shower with two shower heads, WC and aluminium heated towel rail
Large Store Room With built-in wardrobes and storage cupboard
Garden Bespoke garden shed with Canadian shingles roof, with power point
Services CAT 5 cabling, TV points throughout, 2 x CCTV's, Air to Water heat pump, 2 x heat recovery units, Vanderbilt monitored Alarm system, 'Husky' Central Vac system, mains water, mains sewage, electronic gate with intercom in kitchen and master bedroom, underfloor heating in master en suite and family bathroom, wired for electric car station
Fixtures and Fittings Garden statuary and all other removable fittings are expressly excluded
- approx. 398 sq m / 4284 sq ft
- open plan living/dining/kitchen/ sitting room, 5 bedrooms
- home gym, cinema, games play room, office, attic rooms
- built to a Passive House Standard
- 240 mm of wrapped external insulation
- Air to Water heat pump system, Solar PV Panels providing free electricity
- 'Velfac' Aluclad triple glazed windows and glass doors
- Triple glazed Velux windows on attic floor
- Highly efficient energy performance with low carbon foot print
BER No: 111078929
Performance Indicator: 38.17 kWh/m²/yr
Strictly by appointment with Savills Dublin - Dawson Street on +353 (0) 1 663 4300